Bad Day (Hardcover)

By Ruby Roth, Ruby Roth (Illustrator)

North Atlantic Books, 9781623173517, 32pp.

Publication Date: September 10, 2019

List Price: 16.95*
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Description

Popular children's book author-illustrator Ruby Roth gives us the heartening story of a little boy who's had a very bad day and just needs some quiet space to work out his feelings in his own way, on his own time

What do you do when you’re feeling overwhelmed? In Bad Day, things are not going well for Hennie. Small things loom large, going from bad to worse as the day-that-never-ends goes on. But with a deep breath and some quiet reflection, Hennie begins to make sense of his feelings and discovers the power of turning inward. Affirming and funny at wonderfully relatable moments, this timely mindfulness resource helps children process their inner lives, guiding them toward self-empowerment and resilience.


About the Author

Featured on Today, FOX, CNN, and other major media, Ruby Roth is a Los Angeles-based artist, author-illustrator, activist, and former teacher whose groundbreaking children's books have received international attention and have been translated into multiple languages. She holds degrees in art and American studies and speaks at conferences nationwide. Weaving art together with health, wellness, the environment, and society at large, Roth’s work connects the dots between our personal choices and the public realm, showing how our habits can change our lives—and the world we live in. Bad Day is Roth's fifth picture book and her first on issues of emotions and neuro-diversity. For more info, visit http://rubyroth.co.


Praise For Bad Day

Bad Day will become your household’s go-to book in rough moments, teaching children to reflect, monitor, and manage their feelings.”
—Dr. Jenn Mann, MFT, PsyD, author of The A to Z Guide to Raising Happy, Confident Kids

“A beautiful book that tackles a subject not only necessary, but rarely addressed. Parents are frequently frustrated by what they interpret as stubbornness when their children ‘clam up.’ Ruby’s book speaks for kids, so parents can better understand and deal appropriately with their child’s distress.“
—Lynne Bernfield, MA, MFTC, author of When You Can You Will

“A powerful message about the capacity we all have to bring awareness to inevitably tough moments and transform our story to inspire possibility and resilience.”
—Elisha Goldstein, PhD, creator of A Course in Mindful Living

“From my introvert child to my extrovert, it’s been hard to find the perfect conversation-starter about expressing feelings—until Bad Day. Ruby manages to get right what so many parents miss—the option of teaching our children to sit in a tough moment and release it on their own.”
—Chloé Jo Davis, conscious-parenting spokesmama and founder of GirlieGirlArmy.com

“For children, bad days can be confusing. This lovely, thoughtful book encourages kids to acknowledge their feelings and notice how even bad days can bring about positive outcomes.” 
—Susan Kaiser Greenland, author of Mindful Games and The Mindful Child
 
“Loved this book! It makes it okay for a kid to have a bad day and offers a template for thinking through it. Good for adults, too!”
—Ross W. Greene, PhD, author of The Explosive Child
 
“I wish I’d had Bad Day when I was growing up, although it’s helpful (and adorable) even now that I’m old.” 
—Moby